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Simmons inducted into Western Oklahoma State College Hall of Fame

Second round draft pick in 2010. Two-time Gold Glove winner and one-time Platinum Glove winner as an Atlanta Brave.

Now, Andrelton Simmons can call himself a Hall of Famer at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus. The Alumni Association inducted the 26-year-old Los Angeles Angel earlier Friday evening, making him the 22nd member of the Hall of Fame.

"Western Oklahoma State College has a special place in my heart,” said Simmons. “I mean for them to save a spot for me in their hall of fame is special to me because it's a great city with nice people, really nice people. I've made so many friends here that I never thought I would make."

When speaking of Simmons, his accomplishments on the field are apparent. It's what he does off the field that means most to him, the school, and the Altus community.

"He comes back every year to train. He's around all of the players. He gives a lot of input to them. He goes out there and he plays the game the way it's supposed to be played,” said Kurt Russell, WOSC Baseball Coach. “He practices the way you're supposed to practice. That's what I would call truly giving back to where he's come from."

The lasting impression Western Oklahoma State left on Simmons fuels him to give a positive representation of the school and community when he steps foot onto a baseball diamond.

"I try to represent the school and try to give the guys that come here more exposure and more opportunities and show them that we learn to play the game the right way here. We have good character,” said Simmons.

On top of being inducted, Simmons also had his number twelve jersey retired by the school.

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